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How to Hack the Esquire E-ink Cover

How to Hack the Esquire E-ink Cover

See the innards that power Esquire magazine’s new E-ink cover.  Six cell batteries and a few ICs are all that power the two screens.  It appears the screens are actually displaying color but they indeed aren’t.à They simply alter...
Peggy 2.0 LED Array Running Video at 30 fps

Peggy 2.0 LED Array Running Video at 30 fps

This is a demonstration of my modified Peggy 2.0 LED sign. In this video I'm using a custom Quartz Composer plugin that transforms movie frames to a serial stream to pipe 30+fps video to the display. More information (plus pictures/videos) at...
Star Wars Nintendo Wii Case Mod

Star Wars Nintendo Wii Case Mod

We’ve seen some pretty impressive Super Mario and Zelda Wii mods in the past and now you can learn to make a custom Star Wars Wii case too. It includes plenty of LEDs and fiber optics to achieve it’s glowing effects.  View the Full...
World's Most Useless (Yet Awesome) Machine

World's Most Useless (Yet Awesome) Machine

Inspired by Marvin Minsky and Claude Shannon's Ultimate Machine.  Build...
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Leanback meets The Nintendo Wii Remote

Leanback meets The Nintendo Wii Remote

Couch potatoes, unite in celebration! YouTube Leanback is YouTube's new simplified interface that lets you surf videos using only 6 keys on your PC keyboard. But you don't have to wait until YouTube Leanback reaches your TV set-top box to get a...
How to: Install Snow Leopard on your PC

How to: Install Snow Leopard on your PC

A process where you need to format the thumb drive and create the Snow Leopard DVD image on it. Format the hard drive partition which will hold the installed OS. Installation is dead simple with the thumb drive and the installer package. hacknmod...
DIY Arduino Helicopter with Obstacle Avoidance

DIY Arduino Helicopter with Obstacle Avoidance

Here’s another neat Arduino helicopter project featuring four infrared sensors and one ultrasonic sensor for obstacle avoidance.  We’ve seen an Arduino powered helicopter with four rotors and even one with six rotors too.  This quadcopter,...
How to: Simple Green Laser Light Show Projector

How to: Simple Green Laser Light Show Projector

Here's how to make a simple green laser projector using a DC motor, pipes, and...
Project Nighthawk Custom Computer Case Mod

Project Nighthawk Custom Computer Case Mod

Project Nighthawk is a custom computer designed as a flight simulator and gaming console. The inspiration for the design was taken from the exotic looks of the Lockheed F-117A Stealth Fighter, one of my personal favorites among military aircraft....
Build your own Self-Balancing Segway

Build your own Self-Balancing Segway

This DIY Segway-like scooter is an exceptional guide to building your own self balancing transportation machine. Although Dean Kamen was first with his patented Segway scooter, they are actually surprisingly simple to build. We had covered some...
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